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  • bardfan
    Harrisonburg, VA15 contributions
    Offers lavender flavored ice cream in four varieties. My favorite is lemon lavender and I have also had blueberry lavender. I have not tired vanilla or strawberry lavender. Nowhere else offers this ice cream
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • LesleyScarborough
    Scarborough, United Kingdom1,139 contributions
    We've visited Harrisonburg twice and this is a wonderful amenity with plenty of fun to be had for children in all seasons. The only problem is there's not enough parking spaces though it is possible to park on the road above the park.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • LesleyScarborough
    Scarborough, United Kingdom1,139 contributions
    Harrisonburg children are so lucky to have this wonderful place to visit. Our 5 year old granddaughter loves it as there's so much to learn, explore and have fun with. Booking in advance is advised.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • teetay
    Parksley, VA14 contributions
    I graduated in 1969 when it was just Madison College under President G Tyler Miller--the old geezer! I hated to see my 4 years end. The school is totally outstanding. The campus is gorgeous and the current students are friendly to us seniors. We try to visit once a year. GO DUKES!!!
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • sfinnen88
    Williston, FL118 contributions
    We had a great time and bought some jam and old-fashioned cane colas.Loved to walk around and see what I can't live with out . Great for families with older kids and friends. I has not changed in 15 years
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • 803sandy
    Pennsylvania167 contributions
    Lovely 1856 restored house (thankfully not demolished) now home to the Virginia Quilt Museum. Changing and on-going exhibits of antique, contemporary, modern quilts. Within easy walking distance from downtown Harrisonburg. Also, see their antique toy sewing machine collection. Photos permitted.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • gostartraveler
    Forked River, NJ1,803 contributions
    Helpful staff, lots of rack cards and brochures, and a great introduction to the area and how the Civil War affected the area. NPS Passport Stamp available and there's a small gift shop as well as a museum on Route 11.
    Written 28 January 2022
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  • Hokie67
    Lexington, VA1,095 contributions
    This was one of the main points of interest on our Saturday outing to Harrisonburg. We've been here before and knew that we could fill our veggie needs and want for the week. It was a slam dunk - except trying to decide which stand we would make our purchases at.

    The market is sheltered and right downtown. There's plenty of parking - but can be hard to find a space if you come later in the morning - because there are plenty of customers strolling the market.

    We got several handfuls of great looking Shitake and Cremini mushrooms - at a very reasonable price. That was the easy choice as it was the only stand that had mushrooms. Moving along - I picked up a quart container of pickling cucumbers. Dark green and solid. And a bag of mixed lettuce made it into our bag.

    Then came the tough decision - where to get our potatoes. They seemed to be at every stand - and beautiful. We decided on 3 pounds of small red new potatoes. (had them last night - roasted. Perfect)

    There were some great looking beets and onions of all varieties. But - we had gotten ours at the Lexington market on Wed.

    It doesn't take long to figure out that there are young people everywhere - shoppers and vendors. Both having a fun time. If you're around Harrisonburg on a Saturday - get here early and enjoy.
    Written 27 June 2021
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  • Deb R
    12 contributions
    another great experience for kids. they had more fun a few years ago, things are aging out and need some cleaning attention. lots of opportunity and love the carosel
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Daniel E
    1 contribution
    This is one of the best brewpubs I've visited (and I've visited a lot). Had a flight of 5 brews;

    Rollin Wave - Gose with a great cranberry flavor
    Jack Brown's Like a Mug - Has a strong Hop's flavor
    Floorwalker - Lemony flavor and very quaffable
    Village Green - So many great citrus flavors
    Happy Magpie - Dark Chocolate sweetness (mine and the BT's favorite)

    If you only visit one brewpub in the Harrisonburg VA area, this should be the one.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • BBVacation2015
    Ladysmith, VA373 contributions
    I dont live in the area but visit frequently and always go in here. Some of the vendors are overpriced however usually find good deals. The female employee was very friendly when walked in the store and she helped me with my questions. I enjoyed speaking with her and will be back to shop when in the area again.
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • Marilyn S
    1 contribution
    Love this treasure of a theater, but the heating system needs an upgrade. Maybe some local businesses could help. I am elderly and had to stop coming ths winter because the theater was so cold.
    Written 11 April 2019
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  • mytwocentsxyz
    Washington DC, DC81 contributions
    Our guide, Harold C. Furr, PhD, was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour started with a very informative video on the origins of the Brethren & Mennonite in Europe and their life in the Shenandoah Valley. Next, we viewed the interpretive panels in the heritage center. We then toured the property which included stops at a shoemaker shop, log house, farmhouse, washhouse and a one room school house. Our tour guide was full of information and enjoyed answering our questions. A bonus was the view of the Shenandoah Valley, which was outstanding. The center is educational and fun. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit when you are in the area. There is no admission charge, but the suggested donation is $10.
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • goldenretrievergal55
    30 contributions
    Really enjoyed this winery and lavender shop. I got some lovely treasures (a bit pricey though). Unique wines and friendly staff. It was just obscenely hot for late May and slot of bees and bugs. But this is a great little spot and worth the visit, especially if you’re a lavender fan!!!

    Took off one star because they charged $3 to see the lavender fields which weren’t even in bloom. I felt as though after patronage of a wine tasting, the purchase of two bottomless, and $100 spent at the gift shop that charging to see the lavender friends was inappropriate. We skipped this part.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Hokie67
    Lexington, VA1,095 contributions
    This seems like you're walking into someone's basement home brew room. And it is in many ways. It looks like it's home brew shop that sells its 'home brew' on tap and you can buy your equipment and ingredients here.

    My wife, who loves IPA's, went with the Ruin Jason double IPA. Any double or triple IPA is a true test of a Brewmeister. And this one passed with flying colors - as the added hops were there to add character not just mo' bitter. I had a Big Toby - an Imperial Red. It could have used a little more oomph, but was a delightful sipper.

    BTW, you can get a 4 OZ glass, which was what we both had after a huge lunch with a drive home awaiting us. Plus - you can get your Shenandoah Beerwerks Passport stamped!

    It's small with tough parking nearby, but if circle a few times you'll find something. But - this is true anywhere in downtown H'burg.
    Written 2 May 2021
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